It’s a straight line for these females operating this rig

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Workplace diversity and gender balance are integral elements of the growing Roadside Services and Solutions workforce.

Roadside Services and Solutions Managing Director Jared Watkins believes the company may be the only one who has a female linemarking rig operator in its team.

Sandy loves her job and was recently appointed a linemarking crew leader. She loved it so much she wanted to be able to learn how to operate the linemarking rig … and she did.

The linemarking crew currently has three female employees. Sandy, Kim and Jordan undertake work in longitudinal linemarking, road marking, cold applied plastic and preformed thermo plastics.

“It’s a very specialised job and it’s pretty tough being out on the roads in all kinds of weather,” Jared Watkins says.

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Roadside Services and Solutions says the company is proud to bring the future of gender diversity and balance to the workplace today.

“Everyone has a part to play in building a gender-balanced world and we recognise this and implement it every day when we are filling roles within our company. It’s by having the best skills from men and women within our company that has been pivotal to our success and delivering the best service and products to our clients,” Jared Watkins says.

Gender balance is key to Roadside service delivery

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Workplace diversity and gender balance are integral elements of the growing Roadside Services and Solutions workforce.
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Roadside Services and Solutions co-founder and Managing Director Jared Watkins celebrates the strong female leadership within both the company’s senior management team and site teams.

Five highly skilled, capable and inspiring women lead Roadside Services and Solutions top five management roles. They represent 50% of Roadside Services senior management team.

Carissa Hames is Roadside Services and Solutions general manager and has been with the company since it launched 10 years ago. Yolanda Torrisi is Executive Manager Corporate Affairs; Catherine Vickers is National Human Resources and Workplace Relations Manager; Georgina Deray is Accounts and Administration Manager and Kangie Frigo is Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Manager.

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is Balance for Better and creating a gender-balanced world. Everyone has a part to play, all the time, everywhere. Action is being seen worldwide in all industries where the world expects balance. Where balance does not exist it is noticed and where it does exist it is celebrated.

Jared Watkins says: “I am proud to boast an inclusive culture at Roadside Services. Each of our departments – signs, bollards, guardrail, civils, administration and linemarking have a good representation of female employees and in some cases doing traditionally male-held jobs.”

The linemarking crew currently have three female employees. Sandy, Kim and Jordan undertake work in longitudinal linemarking, road marking, cold applied plastic and preformed thermo plastics.

Linemarking manager Jamie Moxham says Sandy is now a crew leader and through all his extensive years working in linemarking believes she could be the first female to have trained and is now operating a linemarking rig.

Jared Watkins says Roadside Services and Solutions is bringing the future of gender diversity and balance to the workplace today.

“Everyone has a part to play in building a gender-balanced world and we recognise this and implement it every day when we are filling roles within our company. It’s by having the best skills from men and women within our company that has been pivotal to our success and delivering the best service and products to our clients,” Jared Watkins says.